2015 election only opportunity to resolve the national question, says Ojo Maduekwe

THE upcoming election has been described as the only opportunity left for Nigeria  to resolve the national question  by voting accordingly in the coming presidential election.

 Former National Secretary of the  Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) and serving  Ambassador to Canada , Chief Ojo Maduekwe who stated this while speaking at the PDP flag -off of the  Abia  2015 presidential and governorship campaign rally, explained the implication of re-electing PDP’s  presidential candidate  President  Goodluck Jonathan and  electing Major General Mohammed Buhari of the APC.

 He pointed out that  while re-electing Jonathan will  mean the continuity of change and accordingly resolving the national question, electing Buhari , he said  is for continuity of the seclusion and provide zero opportunity to resolve the said national question.

 The said national question to many , is the continuity of changing democratically the  national leadership particularly, rotating the presidency among Nigeria’s component  geo-political zones or sections .

 Maduekwe who was also  Minister of Transport , Culture and presidential Adviser at different times, therefore urged Abians and Nigerians desirous of enthroning continuity of change of  leadership to vote for the re- election of president Jonathan. 

“ We should not only vote  for Jonathan but we must vote totally for  all the PDP candidates”.

Former  Senate president,  Adolph Wabara and pioneer Niger Delta Development Commission(NDDC) Chairman  Chief Onyema Ugochukwu, who spoke for Abia South and Abia Central senatorial members of the PDP respectively, indicated their people’s resolve to return Jonathan describing his government as one that provides equal and equitable opportunity for all Nigerians.

 Acknowledging the support of Abians to his government, President Jonathan accompanied by his wife Dame Patience , renewed his commitment to improving power supply saying that doing so would support their entrepreneurship and industry.

 State governor Theodore Orji who acknowledged President Jonathan’s love for Abia and the South east , said in times of need, he Jonathan had come to the aid of the state     hence Abians are desirous of seeing to his re-election  for which they  increased their voting strength  by registering massively to vote.

 PDP national Chairman Alhaji Adamu Mua’zu who announced that the immediate past governor of the state Chief Orji Uzor Kalu sent goodwill message to the rally , disclosed that  Kalu has been working with Jonathan   and  PDP at Abuja towards ensuring victory for the party .

  Other speakers were  PDP South East Leader retired Colonel Austin Akobundu, Chairman of PDP presidential Campaign Organization  senator Ahmadu Ali, ex national Chairman of the party Prince Vincent Ogbulafor, Ex Anambra state governor Mr Peter Obi,  Minister Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala who recalled that Jonathan deserved re election having  among others, created 1.2 million jobs, made Nigeria the largest economy in Africa and had special interest in women and youths, Chairman of Ohanaeze Youth Wing Mr Okey Isiguzo  said Igbo youths had endorsed Jonathan’s reelection.  

 High points were the  earlier interaction of the president with the state traditional rulers and presentation at the rally of the state PDP Candidates for the National Assembly election and  that for the state governorship  Dr Okezie Victor Ikpeazu who was also given the PDP Flag with his deputy Hon ude a oko Chukwu, the serving Speaker of the state house of assembly.

 The president described Ikpeazu as a  well educated and hardworking young man and charged him to  be interfacing with the youths and play politics with transparency.  

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